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Prasat Mueang Singh

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The westernmost site of the ancient Khmer empire so far discovered, the reconstructed laterite sanctuary of Prasat Mueang Singh provides history enthusiasts with a more distant layer of the past to explore and it’s well worth a detour while daytripping to other outlying attractions such as Hellfire Pass.

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Dated to around the 13th century, the square-shaped sanctuary sits at the centre of flat, tree-lined land that once hosted a 103-hectare city rimmed by an 880-metre laterite wall and the River Khwae Noi to the south. While thought to have been one of 23 satellite cities of Angkor mentioned in an ancient inscription, the city’s original name has been lost to history. King Rama I coined the Thai name, Mueang Singh (“Lion City”), in the late ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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